Audi has revealed the new era of the Q5 at the last Paris Auto show. As it was expected the new model is lighter, more efficient, more powerful and greater equipped. The similar story was with the flagship Q7 which got new for the 2017 model year. The entry-level Q3 model is next in the line for the redesign. Therefore, it’s perhaps not odd that prototype version of this model was identified recently. It seems to be in the early stage of testing and being seriously camouflaged it is clear that this model is undergoing significant changes. For the reason that context, this model will come as the all-new 2018 Audi Q3.
WHAT SHOULD BE CHANGED?
The new 2018 Q3 is entering to their next era and substantial upgrades are expected. It debuted in 2011 and experienced the mid-life facelift in 2014. Today it will follow the same redesign strategy as its larger relatives. Therefore, the new platform, increased makeup, updated style and interiors as well as powertrains and technology are on the way.
2018 AUDI Q3: DESIGN, PLATFORM
It’s not a news, that 2018 Audi Q3 will experience on the MQB platform. This Volkswagen based platform should bring substantial improvement in integral stiffness and wil dramatically reduce model’s weight. More metal must also be used and we will have how much light could this model be. As the result of these greater fuel effectiveness, performance and protection scores will come.
On the other give, heavy padding on the prototype model doesn’t disclose details about the styling changes. However, we should expect the same design strategy as on the new Q7 and Q5 models. Therefore, the new Q3 should get the latest, sharper variation of the single-frame grille and new LED lighting. Attractive belt range, hood and fenders will improve visual impact while the rear end might carry on with modest changes.
But, what might also be essential, is that the prototype model looks somewhat larger. In the current sort, it has 172.7 inches in length and 72 inches in width. Extra inches could improve rear seat legroom and could also leave more room for the new more compact Q2 model.
As for the interior, it will more than likely follow with the same design language as the new Q5 model. High-grade products, well-arranged controls, long list of standard features are out of the question. Expanded rear leg room will even improve the comfort of passengers and improved protection features will make the drive safer.
2018 AUDI Q3: PERFORMANCE
As it pertains to the performance, the engine options shouldn’t come as the surprise. The question stays about energy, torque and fuel effectiveness ratings but engine options should mimic those available on the new variation of the VW Tiguan.
The range of engines will include turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and diesel units with a line of different results relying on the market. Audi might also introduction 2018 Audi Q3 e-tron version.
The front wheel travel and all-wheel travel will soon be available. Improved architectural stiffness and reduced fat will even bring greater balance and performance as well as more fuel-efficient ride.
2018 AUDI Q3: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new 2018 Audi Q3 will follow after the arrival of the Q5 model. It will come sometimes in late 2017 or early 2018. The price, on the other give, should keep close to the current range despite the significant upgrades.